2005 Baldwin Motion Camaro


1969 Baldwin-Motion 540 Camaro SuperCoupe,
The Great American Supercar
The legend lives...

The soul-stirring two-seat SuperCoupe's hand-crafted steel body,
penned by Kris Horton working with Joel Rosen and executed
by Time Machines, Inc., Hudson, Florida, is functionally styled for maximum
appeal and performance. Engine layout is front/mid and its aluminum
big-block is set back 13 inches.

Fully tubbed and lowered, it incorporates a proprietary 2x3-inch
tubular steel backbone/spine chassis running through the console and
welded to the body. The result is an incredibly rigid platform,
engineered for maximum performance.

Styling details include tastefully flared fender wells, widened rear
fenders with functional brake cooling scoops and an extended hood with
an L-88-inspired scoop. Finished in MOTION Red, the body is highlighted
by traditional Baldwin-Motion badging and striping.

The prototype SuperCoupe is powered by an
all-aluminum 700-hp Merlin/Motion big-block built by Bill Mitchell.
The blueprinted and dyno-tuned 540-cubic-inch powerplant has a
World Products aluminum block with 4.50-inch bore, 4.25-inch stroke
and 4.840-inch bore spacing. Eagle 6.535-inch H-beam rods, forged
crank and 10-to-1 forged pistons are utilized. The roller-cammed engine
is topped off with a Cross-Ram fuel injection system custom-built by
Jim Kinsler for the SuperCoupe. Polished alloy MOTION-badged
valve covers are rare original NOS parts.

Powertrain details include a specially-prepared Tremec TKO five-speed
and a fully-independent rear with a Dana 44 Posi and hardened steel
high-torque axles. Suspension is four-wheel independent with polished
unequal length control arms and toe-in control links and fully adjustable
coil-over shocks and sway bars. Steering is rack and pinion.

Stopping power is supplied by MOTION signature Baer Claw Extreme-Plus
brakes with forged six-piston Sport calipers and 14-inch cross-drilled rotors
front and rear. The SuperCoupe rides on Motion-inspired Bonspeed wheels.

The Cockpit

The SuperCoupe's interior is completely hand-crafted and features a pair of
unique Baldwin-Motion-logo, leather-upholstered six-way power seats,
signature gauges, Hot Rod Air and hand formed dash and center and overhead consoles. Plus the latest sound and electronic entertainment systems from Sony.

Time Machines, Inc. coachbuilt the prototype Camaro SuperCoupe
in its facility in Hudson, FL.

Fine tuning the MOTION car



The legend lives


Larry Jaworske and Joel Ehrenpreis,
Motion, LLC., Bradenton, FL
1969 Baldwin-Motion Camaro SS SuperCoupe

Frame: 2" x 3" tubular steel backbone/spine chassis running through the console and welded to the body
Rear End: Fully independent with a Dana 44 Posi; custom-fabricated, hardened steel, high-torque axles; proprietary ring and pinion; limited-slip differential
Suspension: Four-wheel independent with polished, unequal-length control arms and toe-in control links; fully adjustable TNT Motorsports billet coil-over shocks and sway bars; custom-built Time Machines front and rear stabilizer bars; Ididit rack-and-pinion steering
Brakes: Motion Signature Baer Claw Extreme-Plus brakes with forged, 6-piston Sport calipers and 14" cross-drilled rotors
Wheels and Tires: Custom-designed Bonspeed Intense wheels with Baldwin-Motion Spinners: 18 x 10 fronts wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 265 x 35 x 18 tires and 20 x 12 rears with a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 265 x 25 x 20 tires
Frame Work: Phil Somers/Time Machines, Inc.

Type: Motion/Merlin 540 cubic inch big block, set back 13"; 700+ hp; dyno-tuned
Block: Merlin/Motion all-aluminum, bored and honed to 4.50", decked surfaces to equalize lifter bores, painted Dupont “Motion Silver”
Reciprocating Assembly: Eagle Specialties 4340 non-twist steel crank; Eagle Specialties 6.535" H-beam connecting rods with L19 bolts; Mahle 10:1 lightweight, forged, coated pistons with full floating pins; Total Seal piston rings; Clevite H-Series bearings; balanced and blueprinted
Camshaft: Comp Cams custom “Motion Ground” solid street roller
Cylinder Heads: Merlin/Motion aluminum 119cc heads with 350cc intake ports, reworked combustion chambers, fully ported and polished
Valvetrain: Comp Cams solid roller lifters, Comp Cams Hi-Tech .080" wall 4140 seamless 1-piece chromemoly pushrods, Comp Cams Hi-Tech stainless steel rockers, Manley stainless steel 2.30"/1.80" valves, Comp Cams dual valve springs, Comp Cams 10° chromemoly keepers and retainers
Fuel Injection: Custom-built Kinsler Cross-Ram polished sequential-fired fuel injection with extruded aluminum high-flow fuel rails, inline Weldon fuel pump, 44 lb. injectors
Ignition: Accel Gen VII+ ECU with sequential distributor, Tilton Super Starter, Billet Specialties polished 1-wire alternator, Painless Performance wiring harness
Cooling: Be Cool polished radiator and fans, Edelbrock aluminum serpentine water pump
Exhaust: Hedman headers, Stainless Specialties 3" polished 304 stainless exhaust, custom Stainless Specialties mufflers
Transmission: Modified Tremec TKO600 5-speed transmission, McLeod dual-disc clutch, McLeod 168-tooth aluminum flywheel, McLeod hydraulic pressure plate, McLeod bellhousing
Other Items: Motion cast aluminum finned valve covers, Motion custom oval breathers, Billet Specialties True Trac polished aluminum pulley system, Bill Mitchell Hardcore true roller timing chain, Russell stainless steel braided lines, ARP polished fasteners, Rick’s Hot Rod Shop 24-gallon S/S Series polished aluminum gas tank, Outerwear prefilters
Engine Machining Work By: Bill Mitchell/World Products, Motion, Steve Keech/Keech’s Performance
Cylinder Head Modifications By: Motion and Keech’s Performance/Steve Keech

Modifications: All-steel body, fully tubbed with flared fenderwells; functional brake cooling scoops; extended eyebrows; extended hood with L-88–style scoop
Paint Color: Custom-mixed PPG “Motion Red,” highlighted by traditional Baldwin-Motion striping
Fabrication By: Phil Somers/Time Machines, Inc.
Paint By: “James”/Time Machines, Inc.

Upholstery: Hoyt’s Auto Upholstery Cha Cha Red leather front seats with Baldwin-Motion logo, Cha Cha Red carpet
Front Seats: 6-way power seats
Dash: Hand-built by Time Machines, Inc.
Gauges: Custom Motion/Classic Instruments gauges
Other Items: Sony Xplod custom sound system with a 2-channel amp, in-dash video unit, color cameras, underhood monitors, and 10" subs; hand-built center and overhead consoles; Hot Rod Air air conditioning
Interior By: Time Machines, Inc.